Top Jazz Journalist’s Take on What to Hit at the 30th Annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

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Tourism Vancouver’s Jorden Hutchison interviews DownBeat Magazine reporter James Hale.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015, the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is set to take over the city, June 18 to July 1. Bringing some of music’s most well-known edge-pushers, mainstayers and international ambassadors to Vancouver, the event features performances by some 1,800 artists – ranging from jazz, funk and Latin to fusion and world music – at 300-plus concert venues across the city.

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Top Jazz Journalist’s Take on What to Hit at the 30th Annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Tor Miller w/ Windmills at Media Club, June 22 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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There are any number of singers who can turn in a pitch-perfect performance, who can hold a note, shape a phrase, and project their voices to the back of the hall. Talent shows across the globe are full of them, singing for their supper, hoping for that lucky break. And then there is that select band of vocalists who can take a song to the next level, burrow deep beneath its skin, and pin you to your seat as they do so. Anyone lucky enough to hear the demo version of Tor Miller’s song “Headlights” would have instantly added the name of the 20-year-old native New Yorker to the latter list.

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Tor Miller w/ Windmills at Media Club, June 22 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Your FIFA Fan Guide to the Women’s World Cup in Vancouver!

Photo: Ted McGrath | Flickr

Photo: Ted McGrath | Flickr

The FIFA Women’s World Cup kicked off on Saturday and runs until July 5, culminating with the final match at BC Place stadium on July 5 at 4 pm.

Whether you plan to catch the action inside the stadium or not, here are some ways to soak up the soccer vibe in Vancouver over these exciting 30 days of sport!

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Your FIFA Fan Guide to the Women’s World Cup in Vancouver!

DISNEY’S THE LION KING SPECIAL TICKET OFFER AND SCAVENGER HUNT WITH THE GREATER VANCOUVER ZOO

He Lives in You from THE LION KING National Tour (c)Disney | Photo: Joan Marcus

He Lives in You from THE LION KING National Tour (c)Disney | Photo: Joan Marcus

Broadway’s Award-Winning Best Musical to Play Exclusive 4 – Week Engagement at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, June 18 – July 12

In recognition of THE LION KING coming to Vancouver this summer, The Greater Vancouver Zoo is hosting THE LION KING Scavenger Hunt that will take place on Saturday, June 6. Guests will be asked to find SIMBA strategically placed throughout the Zoo by following a number of clues from 10:00 a.m. through to 1:00 p.m.

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DISNEY’S THE LION KING SPECIAL TICKET OFFER AND SCAVENGER HUNT WITH THE GREATER VANCOUVER ZOO

Marvel Universe LIVE! at the Pacific Coliseum, June 18 – 21 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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SUPER HEROES WILL UNITE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA FOR AN EPIC BATTLE TO SAVE THE UNIVERSE!

Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new groundbreaking level, with a mind-blowing stunt show unlike anything experienced before! Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes, including Spider-Man and The Avengers (Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and more), plus menacing villains, come to life in an action-packed arena extravaganza debuting for the first time ever in Canada, playing Victoria from June 11–14 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre followed by Vancouver from June 18–21 at the Pacific Coliseum.

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Marvel Universe LIVE! at the Pacific Coliseum, June 18 – 21 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)